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[ wawk-throo ]


  1. Theater, Television.
    1. a rehearsal in which physical action is combined with reading the lines of a play.
    2. a perfunctory performance of a script.
  2. Television, Movies. a rehearsal without cameras.
  3. a step-by-step demonstration of a procedure or process or a step-by-step explanation of it as a novice attempts it.
  4. a pedestrian passageway or arcade through the ground floor of a building connecting one street or building with another.


  1. designed to be walked through by an observer:

    The zoo has a walk-through aviary where the birds are all around you.

  2. activated by a person passing through:

    a walk-through electronic scanner at the airport for detecting concealed weapons.

walk through


  1. tr to act or recite (a part) in a perfunctory manner, as at a first rehearsal


  1. a rehearsal of a part

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Word History and Origins

Origin of walk-through1

First recorded in 1935–40; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk through

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Example Sentences

And if you want proof of what the country is really all about, just walk through the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

The solution they came up with was the scroll, which let viewers walk through the painting as they unfurled it.

Getting to the stage called for an awkward walk through the bar area.

When that door opens to sacrifice for Allah will you walk through?

Broken glass crunches under my feet as I walk through the school.

He used to walk through the park, and note with pleasure the care that his father bestowed on the gigantic property.

I want to get into the country; I never walk through a street simply for the pleasure of it.

In the first third of my road, which lay along the coast, I counted about thirty-two brooks which we were obliged to walk through.

This minister had been accused by his antagonist of having been seen taking a walk through one of the parks on the Sabbath.

At Myslovitz I had an indifferent meal, and afterwards went for a walk through the pretty town.


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